Judge Keith K. Hiraoka
Keith K. Hiraoka became a First Circuit Court judge on April 7, 2017, after being nominated by Governor David Y. Ige. He began practicing law in 1983 and was the managing partner of Roeca Luria Hiraoka LLP immediately before his appointment to the bench. His primary practice areas were insurance coverage litigation and legal malpractice defense.
He was formerly chair of the HSBA Insurance Coverage Litigation Section and a co-chair of the Professional Responsibility and Risk Management Committee. He has lectured at the University of Hawai`i William S. Richardson School of Law in civil procedure, evidence, pretrial practice and legal methods.
Judge Hiraoka graduated from Pearl City High School and the University of Hawai`i, Manoa. He received his law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.